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Smart phone distributed for climate-resilient agriculture

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RAJBIRAJ — The Saptari District Agriculture Development Office has distributed smart phone and other necessary equipments to the farmers to reduce possible risks resulting from the negative effects of climate change in agriculture sector.

The farmers’ groups were provided with smart phone, cellular phone SIM card, meteorological measurement equipments and thermometer at a programme organized on Wednesday, according to Senior Agriculture Development Officer Bhagirath Yadav.

He further informed that the support was provided to 63 farmers’ groups for agriculture purpose.

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On the occasion, Province-2 Minister for Land Management and Agriculture Cooperative Shailendra Prasad Saha handed over the support package to 63 farmers’ groups of Saptari district.

The equipments were provided to the farmers to disseminate agriculture-related information to farmers, farmers’ community and stakeholders through agro information system and help adapt the climate change so as to increase agriculture productivity.

The equipment support was handed over to the farmers as part of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Development.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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